With all of the excitement and distraction in today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to wear yourself thin. Between work, family, socializing, and romance, we are sometimes left with little to no energy left! Giving your time and energy freely to others is, of course, an admirable quality, but it can get out of hand quickly when we are giving to our dreams and to the people we love. As you strive for generosity to others, it’s important to remember how important it is to also give back to yourself.
Kindness. Consideration. Compassion. We all strive to set a positive example in the world around us. These three words are the qualities that are most often attributed to “being a great person”. Taking care of others is such an admirable task, and if we think of life from a ‘foundations first’ mentality, shouldn’t we first prioritize taking care of ourselves? After all, how can you be expected to tend to the needs of others when your own internal resources have been tapped dry?
Somewhere along the line, our model for human development began to dictate that we are either selfish or community-oriented, but you don’t have to live your life in one extreme or the other. Set your own boundaries, and understand that you don’t have to choose between the two. Give yourself the freedom to enjoy the benefits of your own best qualities. Be compassionate toward yourself, and inspire those around you to do the same. Luxuriate in your own sense of wellbeing and watch how the others around you thrive as a result!
Love yourself today and every day thereafter. You’ll find that your body, heart, and mind will be healthier, and so will your relationships. Grow in self-appreciation, and enjoy the time you are given. No matter how much others love you, self-love can only come from one place. Your body works hard for you around the clock. Pamper it. Your mind is keen and sharp. Keep it that way.
Every face is more beautiful with a healthy and grounded smile. Let’s see yours. Join the Fit, Flexible & Fabulous community, where women just like you are working toward a more balanced and confident way of living. Download the app today, and challenge yourself to achieve a better life. You’re so worth it. XOXO